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Eleanora Socks

This post is, oh, 6 weeks overdue. Oops. But better late than never, right?

Believe it or not, I really did finish my Eleanora Socks. I just haven’t had a chance to take pictures. (Oh, life.) Until now!

Eleanora Socks by Miriam L. Felton

Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight in Star Sapphire

US0 / 2.00mm Crystal Palace bamboo DPNs

I chose not to use smaller needles for the facing at the top. I do own US00s, but I was afraid that they would make the socks too tight at the top. In retrospect, I probably shouldn’t have worried; I think the facing could stand to be more snug.

As always, I knit fewer leg repeats than called for.

The facing was kind of a pain, but that was pretty much the only hiccup. I flew through the socks once I got past that part. I found the pattern pretty intuitive. Very enjoyable, too!

Also, I like how the patterning goes all the way through the toe.

Finally, I’d never worked with Socks that Rock before, believe it or not! Now I wonder what took me so long! I really dig this yarn. It’s a bit tightly spun, which I like in sock yarns. It’s also soft and just springy enough for my tastes – very lovely to work with! I may even love it more than I love Koigu. Though I’m postponing final judgement until I see how these socks hold up over time.

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